Wednesday’s Wood engraver
I am a printmaker working mainly with lino and wood and I struggle with making my work tonal. My work is usually black and white, any shape or colour that appears is always a happy accident. Each time I start a new piece, I practice making marks this way and that in a hope the answer will come … I wait! I recently engraved a cockerel in wood engraving lesson and not matter how I tried the subtle little marks just didn’t do it. I will at some point go back and look at it again but I am afraid the action will be drastic.
While browsing again through the Poetica da Resistencia aspectos da Gravura Brasileira I found this lovely example of a cockerel by Aldemir Martins (1922-206) … isn’t it lovely? Cannot wait to see more of his work!